disseminated histoplasmosis

disseminated histoplasmosis

widespread infection that involves many organs; occurs in infants and immunocompromised patients, such as those with AIDS.
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Allen said she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1997 and has also been diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis. She was named director of ADA and immigration compliance in 2012 and told her then-supervisor, Ronetta Francis, that she would miss every eighth Friday in order to receive infusion treatments at Highlands Oncology Center.
Visibility of Histoplasma within histiocytes on H&E distinguishes disseminated histoplasmosis from other forms of pulmonary histoplasmosis.
(1,2) A rare but serious trigger of HLH is disseminated histoplasmosis, which can be as difficult to diagnose as HLH itself.
Disseminated histoplasmosis: case report and brief review.
In patients with progressive disseminated histoplasmosis who remain immunocompromised, it is suggested to treat indefinitely [1].
Human infections caused by Histoplasma capsulatum may present as acute pulmonary histoplasmosis, chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis. Patients with underlying lung disease are specifically at risk for developing chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, which may resemble reactivation of tuberculosis in its clinical presentation and radiological appearance [4].
Panja and Sen reported the first case of disseminated histoplasmosis from Calcutta in 1954 and since then individual cases have been reported from various states, mostly from West Bengal.
(10) While rare cases of fungal endophthalmitis have been seen in patients with disseminated histoplasmosis, the association of Histoplasma capsulatum with POHS is presumptive and based primarily on epidemiologic grounds.
To the Editor: Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis (PDH) of infancy occurs most commonly in previously healthy infants <1 year of age, typically after exposure to a large fungal inoculum (1).
Disseminated histoplasmosis and idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia.

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